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Sale 1222 — The World Traveler Collection of U.S. Revenues

Sale Date — Friday, 29 May, 2020

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Category — Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2170
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2170, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)J. C. Ayer & Co., 1c Black, Ty. II, Old Paper (RS4f), J. C. Ayer & Co., 1c Black, Ty. II, Old Paper (RS4f)J. C. Ayer & Co., 1c Black, Ty. II, Old Paper (RS4f). Top right corner sheet margins, other two margins also large, exceptionally fresh, a couple light vertical creases, Extremely Fine appearance and a spectacular copy of this stamp

225
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2171
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2171, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)J. C. Ayer & Co., 1c Black, Ty. 2, Pink Paper (RS4h; formerly RS4c), J. C. Ayer & Co., 1c Black, Ty. 2, Pink Paper (RS4h; formerly RS4c)J. C. Ayer & Co., 1c Black, Ty. 2, Pink Paper (RS4h; formerly RS4c). Large to full margins, sharp impression, a few light creases, one ending in a small tear, Very Fine appearance, 22 are recorded in the Aldrich census, the majority have creases or other faults, with 1995 P.F. certificate as the old No. RS4c, before the Scott Catalogue began listing the Type 2 stamps under separate numbers

2,250
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2172
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2172, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)J. C. Ayer & Co., 4c Blue, Old Paper (RS10a), J. C. Ayer & Co., 4c Blue, Old Paper (RS10a)J. C. Ayer & Co., 4c Blue, Old Paper (RS10a). Large to full margins, rich color, a few creases, one of which ends in a small tear at bottom, Very Fine appearance, we have offered only one sound example since keeping computerized records

450
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2173
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2173, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)J. C. Ayer & Co., 4c Blue, Imperforate, Silk Paper (RS10b), J. C. Ayer & Co., 4c Blue, Imperforate, Silk Paper (RS10b)J. C. Ayer & Co., 4c Blue, Imperforate, Silk Paper (RS10b). Large to ample margins, fresh color, a couple mild creases, Very Fine appearance, with 1994 P.F. certificate

450
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2174
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2174, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)J. C. Ayer & Co., 4c Blue, USIR Watermark (RS10d), J. C. Ayer & Co., 4c Blue, USIR Watermark (RS10d)J. C. Ayer & Co., 4c Blue, USIR Watermark (RS10d). Large margins to close but clear at top, lovely rich color, Very Fine, 62 recorded in the Aldrich census, many of them with faults, with 1997 P.F. certificate

350
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2175
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2175, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)D. S. Barnes, 1c Vermilion, Old Paper (RS15a), D. S. Barnes, 1c Vermilion, Old Paper (RS15a)D. S. Barnes, 1c Vermilion, Old Paper (RS15a). Vibrant color, nicely centered, two small repairs at right and two small pinholes, otherwise Very Fine, we have yet to offer a fault-free example

750
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2176
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2176, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)D. S. Barnes, 2c Vermilion, Old Paper (RS16a), D. S. Barnes, 2c Vermilion, Old Paper (RS16a)D. S. Barnes, 2c Vermilion, Old Paper (RS16a). Intense color, pulled perf at left and small filled thin spot, otherwise Fine, every example we have offered in the last 25 years has faults to some degree

675
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2177
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2177, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)D. S. Barnes, 4c Vermilion, Old Paper (RS17a), D. S. Barnes, 4c Vermilion, Old Paper (RS17a)D. S. Barnes, 4c Vermilion, Old Paper (RS17a). Strong color and impression, a few creases, one of which ends in a small repaired tear at bottom, Fine appearance, Aldrich records 24, nearly all of which have faults, we have yet to offer a fault-free example

1,400
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2178
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2178, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Demas Barnes & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RS24b), Demas Barnes & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RS24b)Demas Barnes & Co., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RS24b). Strong impression, couple small thin spots and a few vertical creases, Fine appearance, Aldrich records nineteen, at least thirteen of which are faulty (probably more), every copy we have sold in the last 25 years has had some sort of fault

675
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2179
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2179, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Demas Barnes & Co., 2c Black, Silk Paper (RS25b), Demas Barnes & Co., 2c Black, Silk Paper (RS25b)Demas Barnes & Co., 2c Black, Silk Paper (RS25b). Typical centering, attractive shade, few small thins, Fine appearance, 27 recorded in the Aldrich book, of which at least 19 are faulty, with 1997 P.F. certificate

500
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2180
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2180, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)W. T. Blow, 1c Green, Pink Paper (RS31c), W. T. Blow, 1c Green, Pink Paper (RS31c)W. T. Blow, 1c Green, Pink Paper (RS31c). Attractive color, the only imperfection is a small toned spot at right, Fine, 43 recorded in Aldrich census, no more (and quite likely far less) than 17 are sound, with 1995 P.F. certificate

450
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2181
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2181, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Fred Brown Co., 2c Black, Pink Paper, Die I (RS37c), Fred Brown Co., 2c Black, Pink Paper, Die I (RS37c)Fred Brown Co., 2c Black, Pink Paper, Die I (RS37c). Large even margins all around, rich color and highly detailed impression, small thin spot

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A BEAUTIFUL LARGE-MARGINED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 2-CENT FRED BROWN & CO. ISSUE ON PINK PAPER.

Only 16 are recorded in the Aldrich book. We have offered only six since keeping computerized records.

With 2020 P.F. certificate.

3,750
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2182
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2182, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)John I. Brown & Son, 4c Brown, Old Paper (RS41a), John I. Brown & Son, 4c Brown, Old Paper (RS41a)John I. Brown & Son, 4c Brown, Old Paper (RS41a). Rich color in a particularly dark shade, Fine, 40 are recorded in the Aldrich book, of which no more than twelve are sound, we have sold only one other fault-free example (ex Inman)

550
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2183
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2183, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)John I. Brown & Son, 4c Brown, USIR Watermark (RS41d), John I. Brown & Son, 4c Brown, USIR Watermark (RS41d)John I. Brown & Son, 4c Brown, USIR Watermark (RS41d). Intense color and sharp detailed impression, nicely centered, tiny thin spot at bottom, still Very Fine, Aldrich records just sixteen, despite the tiny thin this must be included among the finest available, ex "Donaldson", with 2000 P.F. certificate

2,000
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2184
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2184, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Dr. John Bull, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RS42c), Dr. John Bull, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RS42c)Dr. John Bull, 1c Black, Pink Paper (RS42c). Highly detailed impression, two small thin spots and horizontal crease at top, Very Fine appearance, in better condition than the majority, only 28 are recorded in the Aldrich census, ex Rosenberg, with 1995 P.F. certificate

825
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2185
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2185, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Dr. John Bull, 4c Blue, Pink Paper (RS43c), Dr. John Bull, 4c Blue, Pink Paper (RS43c)Dr. John Bull, 4c Blue, Pink Paper (RS43c). Rich color, well-centered, a few creases, Very Fine appearance, 34 recorded in the Aldrich census, this is the finest of the three we have offered since keeping computerized records, ex Rosenberg, with 1995 P.F. certificate

600
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2186
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2186, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Joseph Burnett & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS46c), Joseph Burnett & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS46c)Joseph Burnett & Co., 4c Black, Pink Paper (RS46c). Crisp impression, well centered, Very Fine, we have sold only one other sound example since keeping computerized records, Aldrich records 36

550
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2187
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2187, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)J. W. Campion & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS47b), J. W. Campion & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS47b)J. W. Campion & Co., 4c Black, Silk Paper (RS47b). Large to full margins, deeply etched impression, few small thin spots at top, Very Fine appearance, 36 recorded in the Aldrich book

550
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2188
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2188, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Collins Bros., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RS59b), Collins Bros., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RS59b)Collins Bros., 1c Black, Silk Paper (RS59b). Crisp impression, central thin spot, Fine appearance, a surprisingly difficult stamp to find, we have sold only three different examples since keeping computerized records

1,000
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2189
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2189, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Oliver Crook & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS65a), Oliver Crook & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS65a)Oliver Crook & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS65a). Crisp impression, few light creases and shallow thin spot, Fine appearance, a very elusive stamp, we have offered only two (both with faults) since keeping computerized records (none were mentioned in group lots either), the stamp was intended to be broken when the bottle was opened

750
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2190
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2190, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Jeremiah Curtis & Son, 2c Black, Pink Paper (RS68c), Jeremiah Curtis & Son, 2c Black, Pink Paper (RS68c)Jeremiah Curtis & Son, 2c Black, Pink Paper (RS68c). Outstanding centering, sharp impression, minor creases, Extremely Fine appearance, "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" is infamous in the history of 19th Century patent medicine as the "baby killer", it was marketed by Jeremiah Curtis, the son-in-law of pediatric nurse Charlotte N. Winslow and contained a level of morphine which was lethal to infants and even larger children, it has been estimated that thousands of children died or suffered withdrawal after being administered the syrup

175
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2191
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2191, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Jeremiah Curtis & Son, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS68d), Jeremiah Curtis & Son, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS68d)Jeremiah Curtis & Son, 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS68d). Well-centered, deep shade, faint trace of a crease, appears Very Fine

400
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2192
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2192, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Curtis Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, Silk Paper (RS72b), Curtis Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, Silk Paper (RS72b)Curtis Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, Silk Paper (RS72b). Original gum, attractive shade, small surface scrape at top right, Fine appearance, this is the closest to a sound copy among the six we have offered, the Aldrich census contains just sixteen, ex Rosenberg, with 1995 P.F. certificate

2,450
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2193
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2193, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Curtis & Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS72d), Curtis & Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS72d)Curtis & Brown Mfg. Co., 2c Black, USIR Watermark (RS72d). Excellent centering, light toned spot and some short perfs at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN UNCHARACTERISTICALLY WELL-CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE STAMP.

Of the six we have previously offered, all have faults to some degree and only one compares to the centering of this stamp. The Aldrich census contains just 24 examples. With 2020 P.F. certificate

1,750
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2194
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2194, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)P. H. Drake & Co., 2c Black, Old Paper (RS82a), P. H. Drake & Co., 2c Black, Old Paper (RS82a)P. H. Drake & Co., 2c Black, Old Paper (RS82a). Deep shade and impression, certificate states reperfed at top and bottom (we are not sure about the top - we have sold two others with double row of perfs), Very Fine appearance, only twelve are recorded in the Aldrich census, with 2020 P.F. certificate

4,500
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2195
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2195, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)A. H. Flanders, M.D., 1c Green, Part Perf, Pink Paper (RS87c), A. H. Flanders, M.D., 1c Green, Part Perf, Pink Paper (RS87c)A. H. Flanders, M.D., 1c Green, Part Perf, Pink Paper (RS87c). Original gum, flawlessly centered, strong color, Extremely Fine Gem

45
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2196
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2196, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Fleming Bros. Liver Pills, 1c Black, Old Paper (RS89a), Fleming Bros. Liver Pills, 1c Black, Old Paper (RS89a)Fleming Bros. Liver Pills, 1c Black, Old Paper (RS89a). Large margins to clear, bright shade, tiny thin spot at top left

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-CENT BLACK FLEMING BROS. LIVER PILLS ISSUE.

Only thirteen are recorded in the Aldrich Book. Of these, ten are faulty with the general quality described as being "poor". This is one of the finest extant.

Ex Tolman and Inman. With 2007 P.F. certificate

7,000
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2197
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2197, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)S. B. Hartman & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS99a), S. B. Hartman & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS99a)S. B. Hartman & Co., 4c Black, Old Paper (RS99a). Scissors-separated, thin and light vertical crease, Fine appearance, only 26 recorded in the Aldrich census, most of which are off-center and faulty

2,500
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2198
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2198, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)Dr. S. B. Hartman & Co., 4c Black, USIR Watermark (RS99d), Dr. S. B. Hartman & Co., 4c Black, USIR Watermark (RS99d)Dr. S. B. Hartman & Co., 4c Black, USIR Watermark (RS99d). Sharp impression, small faults including a pulled perf at bottom, Fine appearance, we have offered only three others, all with faults, the Aldrich census records 31

1,750
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2199
 
Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2199, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)S. B. Hartman & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS100a), S. B. Hartman & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS100a)S. B. Hartman & Co., 6c Black, Old Paper (RS100a). Intense color and impression, well-centered, few minor wrinkles, appears Very Fine and in far better condition than the six others found using Power Search, Aldrich records 33

1,000
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2200
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Sale Number 1222, Lot Number 2200, Private Die Medicine Stamps (RS)S. B. Hartman & Co., 6c Black, Silk Paper (RS100b), S. B. Hartman & Co., 6c Black, Silk Paper (RS100b)S. B. Hartman & Co., 6c Black, Silk Paper (RS100b). Original gum, h.r., well-centered, Very Fine and choice, certainly among the finest quality available

400
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